Litter Size

How many babies does a Steppe mouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Steppe mouses are in a litter?

A Steppe mouse (Mus spicilegus) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.With 4 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 24 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.1 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Mus). An adult Steppe mouse grows up to a size of 7.5 cm (0′ 3″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The steppe mouse or mound-building mouse (Mus spicilegus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in grassland and other open areas in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Steppe mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Steppe mouse

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals with the same size as a Steppe mouse

Also reaching around 7.5 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: